The army chief directs the troopers to work using their past experience to ensure peaceful environment during the election
Bangladesh Army’s Chief of Staff General Aziz Ahmed has said that members of the army will work with professionalism if they are deployed during the 11th general election.
"Army is always ready for the country's need," he said while addressing a program at Savar Cantonment, on the outskirts of capital Dhaka, on Sunday, reports UNB.
He directed the army men to work using their past experience so that the election was held peacefully.
The next general election is scheduled to be held on December 30.
The Election Commission last Thursday announced that Bangladesh Army and Border Guard Bangladesh would be deployed two to 10 days before the polls.
Previously, on November 10, the commission’s Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed had said that they were considering deploying the army at polling centres where electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be used.
Addressing Sunday’s program, General Aziz also said that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman wanted to build the army as a time-befitting and modern force of the world, considering the incomparable role of the armed forces in the 1971 Liberation War and their importance afterwards.
To implement Bangabandhu's dream, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina established the Second Bangladesh Infantry Regiment in 1999, he added.
Top officials of the Bangladesh Army were also present at the program.